What is a peer recovery coach?
A peer recovery coach is a recovery coach that usually works on a peer-to-peer level. With very limited training, they have been called ‘paid sponsors’ or ‘paid babysitters’ that helps another peer recover from a specific issue. The main issue is the low-level training and high level of stress. A lot of peer recovery coaches do work in the hospital and will help people go from using and almost overdosing to getting into treatment. They’re very different than a professional recovery coach that has a higher level of training and hours of supervision. Most peer recovery coaches will work for treatment centers or state level and make between $15 and $75 per hour. Professional coaches usually work on their own and make $125 to $350 per hour.